Elephant attack kills two women

Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Two women were killed and another was injured on Thursday when they were attacked by elephants in West Bengal’s Bankura district, an official said.

The three women had gone to collect mushrooms from a forest when they were attacked by three elephants. Ashoka Sheet, 45, and Rabibala Das, 65, died, said Divisional Forest Officer Pinaki Mitra.

The third woman, Mira Sheet, 50, was hospitalised with critical injuries.

As news of the elephant attack spread, locals blocked the Bankura highway, demanding compensation for the victims. The blockade was lifted following police intervention.

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